Area Obituaries

Jon W. Horton

Jon W. Horton, 72, of Tipton passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021 at IU Health Ball Memorial in Muncie. He was born in Elwood, Ind. on Aug. 26, 1948 to James and Wanita (Bozell) Horton Jr. On July 11, 1970 he married Madonna “Donna” Enneking who survives. The couple was blessed with two daughters…

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Michael R. Reap

TIPTON – Michael R. Reap, 68, of Tipton died Wednesday morning, June 9 in Indianapolis. He was born in Carthage, Ill. on Sept. 22, 1951 to Donald and Dorothy (Libberton) Reap. He was an office manager for medical groups. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy of Tipton; a brother, Patrick Reap of Florida; and a sister,…

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Kent W. Ross

YORKTOWN – Kent W. Ross, 62, of Yorktown, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Monday, June 7, 2021. Kent was born on Nov. 24, 1958, the first-born child of Al and Janice (Metzcar) Ross. He was a life-long resident of Yorktown, Ind., where he graduated in 1977. A career grocer, Kent was well known…

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Joseph A. Powell

TIPTON – Joseph “Joe” A. Powell, 70, of Tipton died Tuesday June 8, 2021 at Saxony Hospital in Fishers. He was born on Jan. 3, 1951 to Ernest and Margaret (Tomlinson) Powell. Joe married Kathy F. Arnett on June 5, 1971, recently celebrating their 50th anniversary. Joe was a hard worker, spending time at Pioneer…

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David J. Libler

ALEXANDRIA – David J. Libler, 80, long time Alexandria educator, passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Estero, Fla. on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 820 West Madison Street, Alexandria with the Rev. Fr. David Hellman…

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John Clinton Davis

John Clinton Davis, 85, and a lifelong resident of Elwood, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Bridgewater Healthcare in Carmel following a brief illness. He was born March 24, 1936 in Elwood, the son of Palmer J. and Lucy C. (Trenary) Davis. John graduated from Wendell L. Willkie High School in 1954…

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Lori Lynn Bearden

Lori Lynn (Caldwell) Bearden, 58, a life-long resident of Elwood, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021, at her residence following a brief illness. Lori was born in Elkhart, Ind., on July 10, 1962. She was the daughter of Willie Caldwell, Jr. and Linda (Groover) Fogle. A 1980 graduate of Elwood Community High School, Lori…

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Sandra Compton

Sandra Compton, 81 of Tipton, died on Monday, June 7, 2021 in Tipton. She is the daughter of Robert and Jean Noble. Sandra was born in London, England. On Nov. 5, 1960 she married Harold “Howdy” Compton.  The couple enjoyed 41 years of marriage raising a family together. Harold preceded her in death on Jan.…

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Opal D. Lundy

Opal D. Lundy, 86, joined family in Heaven on May 30, 2021. We are comforted with the knowledge that Opal was able to pass away at home, surrounded by loved ones. She was born Nov. 9, 1934 in Warren County, Ky. to James Willie and Mildred Mae (Garrett) Horton. Opal married the love of her…

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Deardra L. Henry

Deardra L. “Dee” (Smith) Henry, 81, of Sun City West, Ariz., and formerly of Tipton, passed away Friday May 21, 2021 in Sun City. She was born in Tipton, Nov. 3, 1939 to Ezra and Margaret (Cuppy) Smith. Dee was a 1957 graduate of Tipton High School where she met her high school sweetheart,  Michael…

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